This recipe is a labor of love. It requires a mask, gloves and eye protection. No, I am not kidding. Keep reading and I’ll explain.
My husband likes things spicy, in fact he likes things hot, super hot, labels with skulls and bones hot. Me not so much; he takes a bite of a hot pepper and my eyes tear up.
I love all the different color of peppers; Joe loves the flavor…the hotter the better!
Hot and Spicy Seasoning (free printable 3×5 recipe card and warning label)
This is where the labor of love begins.
While wearing food safe gloves…
- finely chop, seeds and all
100 Habanero peppers
75 Pequin peppers
40 Serrano peppers
- Load the dehydrator with the peppers
- After they are dehydrated (time will vary based on your dehydrator), put on another pair of food safe gloves and mask.
No, I am not kidding about the mask. You’ll understand when you read the next step.
- Remove the peppers from the dehydrator and in a spare coffee grinder, add the dehydrated peppers and grind to a powder.
Be VERY careful when you open the grinder,
the powder will waft into the air.
Once the powder gets into the air,
it’s very painful in your throat and your eyes!!
Ask me how I know?
- Continue grinding until all the peppers are done
- Carefully transfer the powdered spicy hot pepper seasoning into a glass air tight jar. (At this point in the process, I am still wearing my gloves and mask. Remember when I told you this recipe was a labor of love? I think this explains it)
Do not store the seasoning in a plastic container it will “leach” into the plastic and everything will taste and smell like the seasoning.
I store the seasoning in this spice jar for everyday use and in a ball jar for long term storage. Of course, in our house the homemade seasoning doesn’t last long. 215 dehydrated, ground up peppers lasts only 3 months. Tha-reee months!
Cleaning up the spare coffee grinder:
- To remove the heat and residue of the peppers from your coffee grinder; fill & soak the canister and lid overnight with vinegar.
- Do not submerge the part of the chopper that gets plugged into the outlet
If you love all things hot, this is the spicy seasoning recipe to try. It truly is a labor of love for anyone who likes things hot. For the others in your life who may not like things as spicy, I included a free ***HOT HOT HOT*** printable label so you can clearly label the spice jar.
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